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Frieda Dänzer

Full name: Frieda Dänzer
Gender: Female
Born: November 16, 1931 in Adelboden, Bern, Switzerland
Affiliations: Adelboden
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Frieda Dänzer began skiing at a young age and joined the Swiss national team in January 1950. Shortly thereafter, however, she sustained serious injuries in a fall and was forced to abandon skiing for a year. She eventually recovered and, by 1956, was good enough to win a silver medal in the downhill at that year’s Winter Olympics, behind her teammate Madeleine Chamot-Berthod. Dänzer also finished 10th in the slalom and 11th in the giant slalom. She ended her career on a high note at the 1958 World Championships, where she was victorious in the combined, took silver in the downhill, and captured bronze in the giant slalom.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Switzerland SUI 11
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Switzerland SUI 10

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 2 1:45.4

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 11 2:00.9

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PT
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 10 1:58.9
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 12 59.2 0:00
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 9 59.7 0:00